CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old boy who said he was shot during an attempted robbery actually shot himself in the foot.

Citing a Chesapeake police release, The Virginian-Pilot reports that the teen had told police last Wednesday that he was approached by a man who told him to "run his pockets." But police later determined the boy had not been robbed, and had instead made up the story about the suspect.

Police spokesman Leo Kosinski said Monday that the boy has not been charged, but could be charged with filing a false police report and possessing a firearm.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com